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Concordia to strike out hunger with CANstruction

April 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — With the help of Johnny Tincap, the Concordia Lutheran High School team are striking out hunger this year through CANstruction.  

The 2017 Fort Wayne theme is “Fort Wayne Famous.” The CLHS team is building Parkview Field with Johnny Tincap at center field and the Fort Wayne Skyline in the back.

They are using approximately 4,973 cans of different vegetables and black-eyed peas in the main structures including 2,800 eight-ounce cans of tomato sauce for Johnny Tincap.

Concordia’s “One Day Can Drive” is April 20, and they need as many cans as possible to be used for “Fans in the Stands” of Parkview Field. All cans will donated to Community Harvest Food Bank at the end of the event.

The build will take place on April 21 at Glenbrook Square, and will stand until April 30. Any cans donated during the event and deposited in the bin next to the CLHS sculpture will be counted as a People’s Choice Award vote.

The Cadet Fund is the primary source of support for the Concordia structure this year.

“We thank the students, staff and faculty of Concordia for their generous contributions of cans,” said Stacey Salisbury, CLHS faculty adviser for the project.

The team members who have worked on this project since October 2016 are: Drew Amstutz, captain; Natalie Asher, Jacob Bryant, Taylor Burford, Allison Dick, Evelyn Fowler, Grace Gallmeier, Tina Nguyen, Kami Rieck, Rachel Widenhofer, Logan Bauer, Crystal Blattain, Sarah Bush, Nicole Chappell, Baylee Coburn, Chloe Didier, Abbi Dubbelde, Jeffrey Dubbelde, Zach Fanning, Andrew Fortmeyer, Josie Geistwhite, Taylor Gleave, Jared Hogan, Jade Jackson, Taylor Jones, Sa’Mya Jordan, Audrey Lemmon, Gabbie McLain, Isaac Meyer, Victoria Miller, Rebekah Robertson, Jordan Smallwood, Ashley Stauffer, Eleanor Strable, Ben Sutter, Katie Wilder, Amanda Williams, Jack Wright, Brianna Yang and Chloe Zimmerman.

“Johnny Tincap CAN Strike Out Hunger!”

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at